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RELOCATING TO AUSTRALIA WITH PETS

Australia_petsventura In most cases, the importation of dogs and cats is subject to strict rules and quarantine periods, set by AQIS. The procedure for dogs and cats is outlined below and the full information package can be found on the AQIS website.

  • Confirm eligibility of your pet - for example, some breeds are banned.
  • Dogs and cats must have a microchip.
  • Apply for a Permit to Import.
  • If approved, AQIS issue a permit, which contains the veterinary certificates to be completed and instructions on how to proceed.
  • Book Quarantine Accommodation - there are quarantine stations in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne and demand for accommodation can be high.
  • Locate a Government Approved Vet in your home country.
  • Make Travel Arrangements for your pet.
  • Obtain general vaccinations, such as distemper and kennel cough.
  • Obtain a blood test (for dogs).
  • Parasite treatment - within 4 days of export. A detailed examination for external parasites must be performed, with particular attention being paid to the body regions of the forelegs, chest, neck, head, ears, eyes, shoulders, axillae and inner thighs. All cats and dogs imported from countries other than New Zealand.
  • Completion of Veterinary Certifcate A - within 4 days of export.
  • Completion of Veterinary Certifcate B - usually on day of departure.
  • Check Pet in with the airline.

CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION:

ARGENTINA:
TEL: +54 11 4836-2290

USA:
TEL: 818 627-6256


Quarantine Fees:

Service

Notes

Fee $AUD

Quarantine entry

Fee is charged for each animal.

$12

Veterinary Inspection of animal

Fee per half hour. In the majority of cases only half an hour is required. This fee is charged for each animal

$71

Document clearance

Fee charged per 15 minutes of document inspection. Document inspection generally takes 15 minutes. This fee is charged for each animal.

$30

Transport from the airport to the quarantine station

Fee is charged for the first animal only. Pets picked up after 4pm or before 8am are charged at the higher rate.

$95 or $120

Accommodation of a cat

Daily rate for the first cat - includes food and care.

$13.55

Accommodation of an additional cat in the consignment, if sharing accommodation with the first cat

Daily rate for subsequent cats – includes food and care.

$10.55

Accommodation of a dog

Daily rate for the first dog – includes food and care.

$17.55

Accommodation of an additional dog in the consignment, if sharing accommodation with the first dog

Daily rate for subsequent dogs – includes food and care.

$12.55

Any additional veterinary care

Additional veterinary care eg booster vaccinations are provided by a private veterinarian.

Charged to the owner by private veterinarian.